Four Days in August

The report into the policing of the August riots, ‘Four Days in August’ released today, shows that the Met has, once again, failed to take the opportunity to critically evaluate the way in which it polices inner-city communities. There is no assessment of use of...

Go to trial: crash the criminal justice system

In the aftermath of the England riots last summer, there was a great deal of punitive action, but not necessarily a whole lot of justice. There were 24 hour courts delivering rushed justice and almost automatic remands into custody; young people who merely put...

London Riots – Aftershocks

(originally published on Random Blowe) At the start of last week, with sections of the nation’s youth deciding to break the unwritten social contract that maintains stability in some of our major cities, I was asked to write an article analysing the riots in London...